complete verse (John 19:38)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 19:38:

  • Uma: “After that, there was a person named Yusuf, from the town of Arimatea. He believed quietly/secretly in Yesus, because he was afraid of the Yahudi rulers. When Yesus died, Yusuf went to Pilatus, and he asked for his body in order to bury it. Pilatus permitted him. So, Yusuf did go take Yesus’s.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then, there was a certain person from the place Arimati, his name was Yusup. This Yusup was also a disciple of Isa but he did not make it public because he was afraid of the leaders of the Yahudi. He went to Pilatus and he requested to fetch the body of Isa. Pilatus told him to do so therefore he went and took the body of Isa down from the post.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “When this was finished, Joseph of Arimathea went to Pilate. (As for this Joseph, he was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he was afraid of the Jews.) He begged that he might get the body of Jesus, and Pilate allowed it, so Joseph went and got the body of Jesus and took it away.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When all these-things were finished, there was Jose from-Arimatea who went to Pilato to request Jesus’ corpse. This Jose, he believed in Jesus, but he didn’t make-it-known because he was afraid of the leaders of the Jews. Pilato gave-permission, so he went and got Jesus’ corpse.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Before long, there came to Pilato a person who was a taga Arimatea, his name being Jose. He was also a believer in Jesus, but he didn’t display it because he was afraid of his fellow Judio. He requested that he might get the body of Jesus to bury it. Pilato permitted him, therefore he went there and got it.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Afterwards a native of Arimathea named Joseph went to ask permission from Pilate to take down Jesus from the cross so as to entomb him. This Joseph also followed Jesus’ teaching even though he did not want his fellow Jews to know since he feared them. Pilate gave his permission. Joseph went and took the body of Jesus.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)